Adjustable Loft Shaving Brush
InventionImprovement in Shaving-Brushes
FiledWednesday, 29th May 1878
PublishedTuesday, 6th August 1878
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Anton Hopfen, of New York, in the county and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Combined Soap-Holder and Shaving-Brush; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters of reference marked thereon, which form part of this specification.
The nature of my invention consists in the construction of a handle for shaving-brushes, which form a receptacle for the shaving-soap or other articles, as will be hereinafter more fully set forth.
In order to enable others skilled in the art to which my invention appertains to make and use the same, I will now proceed to describe its construction and operation, referring to the annexed drawing, in which—
In the longitudinal slots x of the tube or handle
It is, of course, understood that the farther the brush is projected from the handle the softer it will be in use, and hence the adjustability of the brush in the handle is of great importance.
In this extension
In the practical manufacture of my invention it is evident that the brush may be permanently affixed in a hollow handle at one end, and the remainder of the handle form the receptacle for the soap, to be moved out and in as required, and the mechanical devices for moving either the brush or soap may be changed ad libitum without in any way departing from the spirit of my invention.
Instead of soap, the handle may contain cosmetic, camphor ice, or other toilet article, if desired.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is—
1. A shaving-brush provided with a hollow handle, forming a receptacle for the shaving-soap or other toilet article, as herein set forth.
2. A hollow handle provided at one end with a shaving-brush, and also provided with a sliding carrier having suitable devices connected thereto for holding a bar or stick of shaving-soap or other toilet article, as herein set forth.
3. The combination of a hollow handle, a carrier for holding a sliding brush, and a carrier for holding a sliding stick or bar of soap or other toilet article, substantially as herein set forth.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
W. C. McArthur,
A. P. Babcock.